Leading developments in analysis and testing
Multi-Body Dynamics: Monitoring and Simulation Techniques II provides a comprehensive update on the latest developments in the field. Presented at the 2nd International Symposium of Multi-Body Dynamics, this book details the newest work surrounding monitoring and simulation from leading researchers in industry and academia. Applicable to a wide variety of applications, the ideas and techniques presented here provide useful insight for anyone working in dynamics analysis and experimentation.
Homer Rahnejat is Professor of Dynamics at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.
Part 1 Contact, impact and flexible multi-body dynamics: contact problems in multi-body dynamics; multi-body impact with friction; challenges of finite element simulations of vehicle crashes; free vibrations of flexible thin rotating discs; study of sub-harmonic vibration of a tube roll using simulation model; non-collocated tracking control of a rotating Euler-Bernoulli beam attached to a rigid body. Part 2 Vehicle dynamics: concepts for the modelling of a passenger car; predictive control of vehicle suspensions with time delay for a quarter car model; optimization of ride comfort; passenger and carbody interaction with rail vehicle dynamics; human body modelling techniques for use with dynamics simulations; dynamic tyre testing for vehicle handling studies. Part 3 Engine dynamics: analysis of crankshaft and cylinder block vibration in operation, coupling by means of non-linear oil film characteristics and dynamic stiffness; simulations of flexible engine block, crank and valvetrain effects using DADS; analysis of knock intensity in spark-ignition engines; elastic body contact simulation for predicting piston slap induced noise in IC engine; multi-body dynamics for the assessment of engine induced inertial imbalance and torsional-deflection vibration. Part 4 Powertrain systems: the establishment of realistic multi-body clutch systems NVH targets using rig-based experimental techniques; measured torsional damping levels for two spur gearbox rigs; test-bench investigation of CV-joints regarding NVH behaviour; low-frequency torsional vibration of vehicular driveline systems in shuffle; simulation of driveline actuation cables to improve cable design. Part 5 Vibration monitoring and modelling: vibration and grinding; multivariable control of AMB spindles; vibration modelling and identification using Fourier transform, wavelet analysis and least-square algorithm; modelling and simulation of a vehicle dynamometer using hybrid modelling techniques; end milling and its effects on the spindle drive mechanism.